Embryo Transfer

September 2011
American Embryo Transfer Association (AETA)
  Certified Embryo Transfer Practitioner Source Notes
Required level of general education No official educational program required www.aeta.org Certification Program. In order to be eligible for certification, an Embryo Transfer Business (An individual or a business entity which for valuable consideration collects, processes, freezes, stores, thaws, transfers, and/or distributes embryos or oocytes) must employ at each business site location, at least one practitioner who holds either (1) a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine or other equivalent veterinary degree with a license to practice within the United State of America, or (2) a Ph.D. with emphasis in reproductive physiology
Hands-On Animal Patient Training Minimum of 50 embryo recoveries of superovulated females and handle 250 embryos within the last 12 months (Requirements for an Individual) www.aeta.org Business: minimum of twelve months from first documented embryo transfer; Individual: minimum of 50 embryo recoveries of superovulated females and handle 250 embryos of which at least 100 were transferred to recipients females and at least 100 were frozen within the last 12 months
Certification Exam AETA Competency Examination www.aeta.org Demonstrated Professional Competence – Examination section in the referenced source
Continuing Education Required 30 hours / 3 years www.aeta.org **In lieu of being re-tested every third year, qualified individuals that had successfully passed the AETA Certification examination as of January 1, 1995, would be required to obtain 30 approved certification credits over the next three year period
Legal ability to prescribe drugs to animals No    
Overseeing agency / regulating body None www.aeta.org  
This chart was prepared to provide an example of the education, training, certification and regulatory oversight requirements of veterinarians and non-veterinarian providers in selected areas of veterinary practice. The chart is intended for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a comprehensive statement on the subject matter covered, but rather a guide that provides practical information for the reader. The chart does not represent legal advice and does not constitute a limitation or expansion of the lawful scope of practice applicable in any jurisdiction. The educational programs included in this resource are those known to AVMA and most often referenced in state regulations. This list is not exhaustive and not intended to describe every program offered in any covered category. The information was prepared in September 2011 and may not necessarily reflect future changes in programs. We hope that you find this material useful. Links to other websites are provided for information and convenience only. The inclusion of such materials or links does not necessarily imply a recommendation or endorsement of those views and positions.
Source: Staff research, AVMA State Legislative and Regulatory Department
Contact: Tara Southwell, State Policy Analyst, AVMA State Legislative and Regulatory Department, 847-285-6779